A series of educational cartoons have left viewers concerned, featured in PragerU’s ‘Leo and Layla’s History Adventures’, retelling America’s historical moments in a controversial fashion with one video even referring to slavery as a “compromise.”
History Rewritten in Shocking Fashion
PragerU’s ‘edu-tainment’ cartoons have ignited a storm of controversy with their bold retelling of historical stories.
‘Leo and Layla’s History Adventures’
The controversial cartoons are part of this PragerU series, where fictional characters interact with historical figures.
PragerU’s Shocking Teaching
A partnership between PragerU and Florida has sparked shock as the organization’s cartoons display disturbing and insensitive views on important topics including race and slavery.
Disturbing Messages Revealed
The ‘edu-tainment’ content suggested that slavery was a “compromise” and downplayed its severity. It also portrayed Native Americans as “far-from peaceful.”
A Concerning Link
The cartoons also attempt to link Black Lives Matter to increased crime rates, an extremely worrying take on a sensitive situation.
One clip features Leo and Layla, two fictional children, traveling back in time to meet Christopher Columbus.
Columbus Day Controversy
The episode coincides with Columbus Day, which has evolved into Indigenous Peoples’ Day to honor native cultures instead of celebrating Columbus.
Columbus’ Shocking Claims
Columbus tells Leo and Layla that the Americas, “wasn’t exactly a paradise of a civilization,” and that the Native American’s were, “far from peaceful.”
These Slavery Quotes Will Turn Your Stomach
Columbus goes on to call certain Native Americans “Cannibals,” before justifying slavery, “Being taken as a slave is better than being killed – no?”
DeSantis’ Controversial Moves
The partnership between PragerU and Florida aligns with Governor Ron DeSantis’s views on how American children should be taught.
Censorship and Restriction
DeSantis’ measures include banning certain books, limiting reproductive health and gender identity education, and attempting to block African American studies courses.
Propaganda Accusations Fly-In
After the partnership announcement, the educational content sparked criticism online.
Numerous individuals labeled the content as “propaganda” and raised concerns about its accuracy.
Newsom’s Strong Reaction
California Governor Gavin Newsom condemned the content, “This is the kind of propaganda DeSantis and his friends at PragerU are teaching our children.”
Unveiling Another Scandalous Claim
David Heath criticized one episode: “Frederick Douglass takes a dig at BLM while praising the founding fathers as abolitionists and calling the Constitution a ‘glorious liberty document’.”
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